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States are like people.
by Victor Davis Hanson

States are like people.
They do not question the awful status quo until some
dramatic event overturns the conventional and lax way of thinking.
- Victor Davis Hanson

Any time the Western way of war can be unleashed on
an enemy stupid enough to enter its arena,
victory is assured.
- Victor Davis Hanson

The fact is, beneath the hype, Iraqis will soon appreciate
American help and idealism far more than French perfidy.
It is never wrong to be on the side of freedom -
never.
- Victor Davis Hanson

This bloody past suggests to us that enemies cease
hostilities only when they are battered enough to acknowledge
that there is no hope in victory -
and thus that further resistance means only useless sacrifice.
- Victor Davis Hanson

 

We travel, some of us forever, to seek
other states, other lives, other souls.
- Anais Nin

Life is a process of becoming,
a combination of states we have to go through.
Where people fail is that they wish to elect a state
and remain in it. This is a kind of death.
- Anais Nin

This overcoming of all the usual barriers
between the individual and the Absolute
is the great mystic achievement.
In mystic states we both become one with the Absolute
and we become aware of our oneness.
This is the everlasting and triumphant mystical tradition,
hardly altered by differences of clime or creed.
- William James

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I always seem to get inspiration and renewed vitality
by contact with this great novel land of yours
which sticks up out of the Atlantic.
- Winston Churchill

The most tragic paradox of our time is to be found
in the failure of nation-states to recognize the imperatives of internationalism.
- Earl Warren

I never make a trip to the United States without visiting a supermarket.
To me they are more fascinating than any fashion salon.
- Wallis Simpson

My father was not a failure.
After all, he was the father of a president of the United States.
- Harry S. Truman

Ohio claims they are due a president as they haven't had one since Taft.
Look at the United States, they have not had one since Lincoln.
- Will Rogers

More die in the United States of too much food than of too little.
- John Kenneth Galbraith

Money is power, and in that government which pays all
the public officers of the states will all political
power be substantially concentrated.
- Andrew Jackson

You know they say the most dangerous person of the
world is a member of the United States Congress just
home from a three-day fact-finding trip.
- Johnny Isakson

There are 80 million moms in the United States.
Forty million stay at home with their children.
- Andrew Shue

I haven't, in the 23 years that I have been in the
uniformed services of the United States of America,
ever violated an order - not one.
- Oliver North

Russians can give you arms but only the United States can give you a solution.
- Anwar Sadat

As a governor, I am naturally inclined to focus on
the domestic side of protecting the United States.
- Bill Owens

If all the cars in the United States were placed end to end,
it would probably be Labor Day Weekend.
- Doug Larson

Look at the United States today.
We have made mistakes in the past.
We have had shortcomings.
We shall make mistakes in the future and fall short of our own best hopes.
- Henry Cabot Lodge

The United States has to move very fast to even stand still.
- John F. Kennedy

I always have the feeling in these low states that
something good is about to happen.
That's when I feel the fullest, the rawest,
the closest to myself.
- Nastassja Kinski

Illegal aliens have always been a problem in the United States.
Ask any Indian.
- Robert Orben

Guard units in the U.S.
are suffering severe equipment shortages which will
affect their ability to respond to emergencies in their home States,
such as Katrina.
- Ike Skelton

The United States and our allies are determined:
we refuse to live in the shadow of this ultimate danger.
- George W. Bush

Currently, most States do not recognize within their
borders concealed carry permits issued in other States.
- Howard Coble

And in the last sentence I would like also to mention
that Poland is one of the countries with which the
United States has run strategic dialogues since last year.
- Marek Belka

By action and reaction do we become strong or weak,
according to the character of our thoughts and mental states.
Fear is the deadly nightshade of the mind.
- Edward Walker

Globalization, far from putting an end to power diplomacy between States,
has, on the contrary, intensified it.
- Omar Bongo

I will not be responsible for the loss of the Democratic
majority in the United States Senate.
- Robert Torricelli

The whole financial industry is consolidating in the United States.
- Sanford I. Weill

The United States Supreme Court has repeatedly held
that marriage is one of the most fundamental rights
that we have as Americans under our Constitution.
- Ted Olson

By what right do you refuse to accept the vote of a
citizen of the United States?
- Victoria Woodhull

When the facilities of the government of the United
States are drawn on an individual,
it can be terrifying.
- Lee J. Cobb

But I would say if the Security Council is only relevant
if it agrees with the United States,
then we have come a long way in a direction that I do not like very much.
- Hans Blix

I am concerned about how to reverse the process by
which a fundamentalist right and a corporate elite
were able to seize power in the United States.
- Todd Gitlin

I've never tried to define my states of mind when I write.
- Adrienne Kennedy

When the Oakies left Oklahoma and moved to California,
it raised the I.Q.
of both states.
- Will Rogers

To be able to live and work in the United States is a privilege.
- David Geffen

Parochial schools in the United States are also responsible
for educating students from a wide range of ethnic backgrounds,
including many who are non-Catholic.
- Mark Foley

I always ask two questions: How many countries have
military bases in the United States? And in how many
countries does the United States not have military bases?
- Jose Saramago

The show I did in England catered to a broad range of people.
I like that.
I don't want nouveau cult status, though I know we've
got that sort of audience in the states.
- Tracey Ullman

Undoubtedly, there are numerous problems with the immigration
system here in The United States.
- Corrine Brown

The best performers in Europe are those who use their
welfare states to help people adjust to change.
- John Monks

Craig Nelson who is an actor and is in a show called
Coach in the United States.
We began to do some improvisational stuff and we used
to get laughs and things.
- Barry Levinson

The United States as usual has a sizable deficit in
the current account of its balance of payments,
trade account and other current accounts,
current account items.
- Robert C. Solomon

If more politicians in this country were thinking about
the next generation instead of the next election,
it might be better for the United States and the world.
- Claude Pepper

In the first six to twelve months of a war with the
United States and Great Britain I will run wild and
win victory upon victory.
- Isoroku Yamamoto

Today, barely 5 percent of all containers coming into
the United States through our ports are scanned.
- Alcee Hastings

I have lived in the United States for half of my life,
my entire adult life.
- Sheena Easton

I think the United States is way behind the times.
- Christopher Atkins

The rapid dissemination of technology and information
offers entirely new ways of production,
but it can also bring the spectre of more states developing
weapons of mass destruction.
- Lord Robertson

All 50 states had the same national economy.
And on virtually any measurement you wish to look at,
Michigan has moved up and improved against the others.
- John Engler

The secession of the Southern States,
individually or in the aggregate, was the certain consequence
of Mr. Lincoln's election.
- Belle Boyd

I've seen every highway in the United States,
and they all look alike to me.
- Loretta Lynn

One-third of the people in the United States promote,
while the other two-thirds provide.
- Will Rogers

A journey of four hundred and thirty miles can be made
in any part of the United States,
but in Turkey it takes as many days.
- Ellsworth Huntington

There is hardly a political question in the United
States which does not sooner or later turn into a judicial one.
- Alexis de Tocqueville

As for the United States' future in Afghanistan,
it will be fire and hell and total defeat,
God willing, as it was for their predecessors -
the Soviets and,
before them, the British.
- Mohammed Omar

Fundamentalists are not friends of democracy.
And that includes your fundamentalists in the United States.
- Karen Armstrong

I have worked to expand the health care debate beyond
the current for-profit system,
to include a public option and an amendment to free
the states to pursue single payer.
- Dennis Kucinich

Non-proliferation will only work if all states are willing to cooperate,
and that will only happen if all feel they are being treated fairly.
- John Bruton

The idea that UN commitments should be followed by
action is indeed a radical one,
especially for the United States, where wilful neglect
of its own commitments is the rule.
- Jeffrey Sachs

In the last 5 years, American employers have lost over
$150 billion of productivity to depression alone.
That is more than the GDP of 28 different States during the same period.
- Patrick J. Kennedy

The nature of our two main political parties has changed in the United States.
- Roger Mahony

Obama had the audacity to say, 'I have unequivocally
prohibited the use of torture by the United States.'
Ladies and gentlemen,
torture in the United States has always been illegal.
- Rush Limbaugh

Today in the era of globalization there is no such
issue as borders between states of the same nation.
- Fatos Nano

When I came for the first time to the United States,
visiting, I was absolutely fascinated by New York.
- Milos Forman

There is no place, no country, more compassionate more
generous more accepting and more welcoming than the
United States of America.
- Arnold Schwarzenegger

First, I was Bavarian State Minister of Justice,
and after the ministries of justice in the various
states were dissolved I became Reich Minister without portfolio.
- Hans Frank


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